by Kristen Zipperer -- Guest Author Posted on May 14, 2015
“When we felt the ground shaking, my mother wanted to run, but I was afraid that we would break our legs if we ran,” said Ngawang Dorjee Tamang, a 17-year-old who fled his village after landslides and avalanches destroyed much of it.
by Beenish Ahmed Posted on May 7, 2015
Some studies suggest that women are far more likely than men, boys, or even girls to die when disaster strikes.
by Beenish Ahmed Posted on April 28, 2015
"It was sort of a nightmare waiting to happen," James Jackson, a University of Cambridge-based seismologist said.
by Beenish Ahmed Posted on April 26, 2015
“We have lost most of the monuments that had been designated as World Heritage Sites," Nepali historian Prushottam Lochan Shrestha said. "They cannot be restored to their original states."
by Natasha Geiling Posted on March 20, 2015
Cyclone Pam destroyed much of the country's agriculture, the sector most impacted by natural disasters according to a new U.N. report.
by Ari Phillips Posted on September 17, 2014
Using four decades of data, the study found that floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts and other hazards now cause twice as many people to lose their homes as in the 1970s.
by Will Freeman Posted on May 27, 2014
Above the skyline of El Alto, Bolivia, a drone built using recycled materials is capturing aerial video- and international attention.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 21, 2014
Glaciers are melting and retreating, while climate change brings more snowfall and more erratic storms, all contributing to the region's instability.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on April 29, 2014
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced and over 120 are dead after flash floods swept through northern Afghanistan.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on February 25, 2014
President Obama announced plans Monday to change how the rising costs of fighting wildfires will be paid for.